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New Jersey governor signs sports betting bill into law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Monday signed a bill to legalize sports betting, opening the door for the state to begin regulating and taxing the activity at casinos and racetracks. "Our casinos in Atlantic City and our racetracks throughout our state can attract new business and new fans...

Monday, June 11, 2018, 5:24 PM

Tiger will use new irons at Wells Fargo this week

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods will use a new set of irons at this week's Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina, the 14-times major winner announced on Tuesday. Woods has been trying out the TaylorMade clubs for a while, and has decided the time is right...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:40 PM

Horseracing: Justify draws number seven for Kentucky Derby

(Reuters) - Kentucky Derby favorite Justify will break from the seventh post position for the 144th Run for the Roses, as the 20-horse field was set on Tuesday for the first jewel in American...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1:00 PM

Motor racing: F1 aero changes will make a difference, says Brawn

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's aerodynamic rule changes for 2019 are a step in the right direction and fans should see better racing as a result, managing director Ross Brawn said on Tuesday. He was speaking after the sport's...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 12:50 PM

Tennis: Prize pot of 34 million pounds on offer at 'greener' Wimbledon

By Ossian Shine LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon announced a hefty prize-pot hike on Tuesday, along with a new sustainability project aimed at ensuring it is not just the grass courts that remain green at the All England Club. Organizers of the...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:15 AM

Formula One to launch live Twitter show

By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One is to launch a live post-race show on Twitter starting from next week's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona and with retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg involved, the motor racing series said....

Monday, April 30, 2018, 8:45 PM

Canada group has serious concerns of IAAF hyperandrogenism rule

By Gene Cherry (Reuters) - Canada's athletics federation called on Monday for a rigorous review of a new IAAF hyperandrogenism rule. "Athletics Canada has serious concerns with last week’s announcement from the IAAF regarding hyperandrogenism...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 8:45 PM

Harper Nelson to end hurdling career with 2018 season

By Gene Cherry (Reuters) - A decade after winning Olympic gold, American Dawn Harper Nelson is preparing to clear the final hurdles of her career. "This is my last season," the 2008 Olympic 100 meters hurdles champion told Reuters via...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 4:11 PM

Former world champions take on dozens of chess players in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Anatoly Karpov and Viswanathan Anand, two former world champions, took on dozens of children and teenagers in simultaneous chess games in Jerusalem on Monday as hundreds of onlookers watched. The two Grandmasters were visiting...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 1:50 PM

Russian doping whistleblower counter-sues athletes, tycoon Prokhorov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov hit back at a libel lawsuit on Monday by counter-suing three Russian athletes and suing tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov who has backed the athletes' case, a lawyer for Rodchenkov said. Rodchenkov,...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 12:20 PM

NBA puts gamers in spotlight as esports league tips off

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - Artreyo Boyd may not have a fierce crossover dribble or be able to soar through the air like NBA players but that has not kept him from becoming a top-drafted basketball professional like LeBron James without leaving the...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 10:55 AM

Tennis: Top seed Pliskova withdraws from Prague Open

(Reuters) - Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova has withdrawn from this week's Prague Open and will be replaced by Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the main draw. The world number six was the top seed in Prague and was scheduled to face twin sister Kristyna Pliskova...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30 AM

Motor racing: Hamilton says Vettel broke the safety car re-start rules

By Alan Baldwin BAKU (Reuters) - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has accused Ferrari title rival Sebastian Vettel of failing to play by the rules when leading behind the safety car in Sunday's chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Mercedes...

Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:15 AM

Ohtani to miss Tuesday start with ankle injury

(Reuters) - Japanese two-way player Shohei Ohtani will not make his scheduled start for the Los Angeles Angels against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday due to his ankle injury, the team said. Ohtani sustained a left ankle injury while trying to beat out...

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10:20 PM

Horschel's hot putter helps land second New Orleans title

(Reuters) - Billy Horschel won his second Zurich Classic of New Orleans title on Sunday by teaming up with Scott Piercy for a one-stroke victory over compatriots Jason Dufner and Pat Perez to add to his 2013 individual triumph. Solid putting by Horschel...

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 6:55 PM

Barcelona clinch La title with win at Deportivo

CORUNA, Spain (Reuters) - Barcelona were crowned La Liga champions for the 25th time after beating Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 on Sunday with the help of a hat-trick from talisman Lionel Messi. Barca only needed a draw to clinch the title and...

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 5:55 PM

Barca clinch title in style as Messi treble downs Deportivo

CORUNA, Spain (Reuters) - Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona clinched a 25th Liga title on Sunday after winning 4-2 at Deportivo La Coruna despite throwing away a two-goal lead...

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 5:55 PM

Late Fellaini header condemns Wenger to Old Trafford defeat

By Simon Evans MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) - - Arsene Wenger's final match at Old Trafford as Arsenal manager ended in defeat as a stoppage-time header from substitute Marouane Fellaini earned Manchester United a 2-1 Premier League win...

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:02 PM

Nadal storms past teenager Tsitsipas to win eleventh Barcelona title

By Richard Martin (Reuters) - World number one Rafael Nadal made light work of Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas to win the Barcelona Open final 6-2 6-1 on Sunday, lifting the trophy for a record-extending 11th time...

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1:42 PM

Parmentier ends long wait for title with Istanbul win

(Reuters) - France's Pauline Parmentier ended a decade-long wait for a WTA title as she battled past Polona Hercog 6-4 3-6 6-3 in the Istanbul Cup final on Sunday. Parmentier, who last won a title at Bad Gastein, Austria in 2008, needed two hours...

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 1:42 PM